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The Best Merino Wool Base Layers for 2017

A base layer is one of the most vital pieces of hiking clothing as it is in direct contact with the skin and therefore significantly influences your comfort level and performance. Base layer clothing is responsible for managing moisture, protecting the skin (UV rays, chafing etc.) and maintaining the body’s natural temperature by reducing thermal… Read More »

Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Crew Top Merino Base Layer

Icebreaker Tech T Lite T-shirt – First Hand Review

Merino wool base layers are becoming increasingly popular among hikers, mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts due to the softness, great odor-control and superb temperature regulation of the fabric. For long it has been believed that all wool clothing is too warm for anything but winter use, itchy and offers inferior performance to synthetics, but this… Read More »

Icebreaker Tech T Lite - On the trail

The Best Hiking Shirts for 2017 – Short-Sleeve

As hiking, mountaineering and trekking are physically demanding activities, they require high-performance clothing that keeps you comfortable under various conditions. A hiking shirt is one of the most vital pieces of hiking clothing as it is in direct contact with your skin and therefore it highly influences the overall comfort level. This especially applies for… Read More »

Arcteryx Motus Crew SS Hiking Shirt

Best Tank Tops with Built-In Bra

A tank top with a built-in bra is perfect for hiking or mountaineering, both as a base layer under warmer clothing or when the temperature is high and you don’t feel like wearing much more than one layer. The brave (and impervious to cold) can of course flaunt a normal cropped sports bra, but we… Read More »

Asics Fit Sana Contour Tank Top

Best Hiking Bras – Medium Support

While hiking, mountaineering and climbing can be extremely physically demanding accomplishments, they are merely low to medium-impact activities in terms of the strain/bounce they expose your chest to (depending on the terrain and your tempo). This may cause some to opt out of the traditional sports bra which is more meant for short-time high-impact activities… Read More »

Champion Curvy Show-Off Sports Bra

Best Hiking Underwear for Women

Women’s underwear is more often than not characterized by everything but comfort and functionality; most retailers focus merely on appearance and sex appeal. When you are hiking or doing other sports activities, you will thank yourself for wearing a pair of underwear which is especially designed to enhance your performance by keeping you fresh, warm… Read More »

ExOfficio Give-n-Go Sport Mesh Bikini Brief

The Best Hiking Hats

Hiking in cold weather is no fun unless you have appropriate equipment such as warm hiking boots, softshell pants, insulated jacket, gloves and hat. A hat is one of the most important pieces of hiking gear as it significantly reduces the overall heat loss. Once US Army studies claimed that 40 to 45 % of body… Read More »

SmartWool Cuffed Beanie - Hiking Hat

The Best Hiking Underwear in 2017

Underwear is probably one of the most underrated pieces of hiking apparel. Hikers and mountaineers usually spend a lot of money on other clothing, but become penny-pinching when it comes to underwear. However, we don’t think that underwear is something where you should try to save money as it is in direct contact with your… Read More »

Smartwool Hiking Underwear

The Best Winter Hiking Socks

Socks are among the most underrated pieces of hiking clothing – hikers often spend a lot of money on sophisticated outer layers, mid-layers etc. but when it comes to socks they somehow become penny pinching. We, however, think that socks are very important as they are worn directly against the skin on your feet (which… Read More »

Smartwool Winter Hiking Socks